Cider Pork Chops Recipe
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Cider Pork Chops Recipe

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Cider Pork Chops, topped with a sensational sweet and savory combination of ingredients, make a delightful main course. —Betty Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4-1/2 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add pork chops and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the celery, onions, garlic and thyme for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return pork to the pan. Add cider. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cider Pork Chops in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p23

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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IslandGirl66 User ID: 7352985 233537
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"In theory the recipe should be quite good, but as is I found it to be bland. I ended up kicking up the flavour with more s & p, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. If I were to make it again, I'd also either braise the chops quite a bit longer or use a pork tenderloin or pork loin."

jdogg22 User ID: 8421733 233508
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"Sorry...would not make again. The pork chops were tender and I liked the onions, celery, garlic mixture but the cider vinegar was def. too sour/tart for out taste...and yes it was fresh...just too sour tasting. Edible, but I would not make again. REVISED!! apologies, I used apple cider vinegar instead of apple cider or juice...Boy what a space head I am! No wonder it was so sour. I will try again..."

captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 144282
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Very good and tender and easy to make"

colleyho User ID: 359762 64378
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Very easy, very tender. A definite make again meal."

A13 User ID: 6893613 138536
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"These chops come out so so tender off the skillet. I also didn't use apple juice because we nad none on hand, but I used Apple Strawberry Kiwi instead! These were still delisious and I will absolutely be making these in the future!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 145394
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Good recipe!"

Mariecoon User ID: 5210442 60826
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Wow! These were so good. We didn't have celery, so we made it without. We also only had apple juice, so I added a couple dashes of cinnamon. I also kept the meat covered while I cooked it so it was super juicy. I know I'll be making this again."

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 144280
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Ok so I admit I didn't make it exactly as the recipe states. I forgot to get apple cider/juice from the grocery store so I substituted chicken stock. It turned out fabulous. I thickened up the sauce with a little cornstarch and it was a hit with my family. It was simple and came together quickly. I am adding this to my list of go-to dishes."

briandean User ID: 2914082 113222
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I make this recipe with boneless pork loins and it's delicious. It's one of my go-to recipes when I want something other than chicken."

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